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Loyola University Chicago Hosts An Evening with the Bannakaroli Brothers
Special Benefit to Raise Awareness of the Bannakarolis’ Work with Children in Africa

What:
On Tuesday, June 3, the Loyola University Chicago community will celebrate the charity of the Bannakaroli Brothers, a Catholic order initiated in Uganda that has transformed the lives of thousands of children throughout Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania since 1927. The Bannakarolis, who have earned degrees at Loyola to further their service in Eastern Africa, are committed to the rehabilitation and development of children, especially orphans who are victims of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, children from the streets, children forced into child-headed households, and those from families who suffer from severe poverty.

Through this benefit, the Loyola community hopes to increase awareness of the plight of these children; to raise funds to provide basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and education; and to improve the income-generating capacity of the Bannakarolis to support three schools (primary, secondary, and vocational) in target communities in Uganda.

The evening will feature traditional African cuisine and a silent auction. More information is available at LUC.edu/jesuit/brothers.shtml.

When:
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
5-8 p.m.

Where:
Gonzaga Hall
6235 North Sheridan Road
Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus
Chicago, IL

Why:
For years, the Bannakaroli Brothers have been dedicated to the well-being and education of children. Through this benefit, Loyola hopes to raise awareness for this wonderful group of men who enable children to realize their future in an empowered community through rehabilitation, development, and education based on the Christian values of charity and love.

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